by Jodi Summers Frank Gehry’s building designs have been dubbed some of the most important works of contemporary architecture. His heralded level of international acclaim skyrocketed after the Guggenheim Museum opened in Bilbao, Spain in 1997. Hailed as a “masterpiece of the twentieth century” and “the greatest building of our time,” the museum became famous […]

by Jodi Summers Real estate law makes it nearly impossible for a seller to change their mind once a sales contract is signed and the parties enter into escrow. New rules, even for existing tenants, need to be put forth in writing prior to sale, otherwise all bets are off. Mix that up with questionable […]

by Jodi Summers As society progresses, things go obsolete > businesses evolve, leaving last century’s model in a trail of new construction dust. Take the landmark Sears building that crowns the Santa Monica Promenade, for example. Seriously, do you know anyone whose went into the store during the last five years of its existence? Most […]

by Jodi Summers It takes a lot of gold to live in the Golden State, more so than the rest of the country. For Los Angeles, the cost of living in is 43% above the national average…and it’s getting more expensive for homeowners. The recently passed Republican tax plan redefines rules that have shaped the […]

by Jodi Summers Here’s an interesting state statistic on home ownership for you: California’s current population of 39.5 million people live in 13 million households scattered across 58 counties and 482 cities.  Now that you know this thought-provoking tidbit, here’s the rest: California’s population is expected to swell to 50 million by 2050 and nearly […]

by Jodi Summers It happens every Rose Bowl < people from all over the world notice that the Los Angeles area has magnificent weather on January 1st > and they decide to move to L.A. In a great year, L.A. builds close to 200,000 new units – but the number of new apartments never equals […]

edited by Jodi Summers Hey landlords, listen up! If you’re not currently allowing residents to have pets, you may want to rethink your rules and regs. Results of a recent study show that 61% of U.S. families who rent their home have a pet or plan to have one in the near future. The L.A. […]

by Jodi Summers Back in the days before airplanes and ubiquitous automobiles, people didn’t travel very far. Life on the farm kept them busy enough, and except for the occasional foray into town for supplies, or friend’s house for parlor games, you seldom went very far. It was an efficient and inexpensive lifestyle that allowed […]

For many, buying a home is the largest purchase they’ll make in in their lifetime. Saving for the down payment is a challenge for some – and some age groups find it easier than others. Here is an overview on financial fitness by generations. Save

by Jodi Summers We know commercial real estate in Inglewood. We’ve been buying and selling it since the last millennium.  It was a bit of a struggle since the City of Champions lost the Lakers to the Staples Center, but the City of Inglewood is known for reinventing itself. The history of Inglewood dates back […]